Friday 20 October, 2017

Acclaimed Canadian author to speak at YCLA 2017 awards

Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author

Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author

Canadian author and co-founder of a youth empowerment organization, Craig Kielburger, is to speak at this year’s staging of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards.

It was announced on October 5 that Kielburger would be the guest speaker of the evening dedicated to celebrating the island’s youth and would speak on the theme ‘A New Generation of Leadership’.

The speech is appropriately themed as Kielburger, alongside his brother Marc Kielburger, founded a charity focused on providing young people with the tools to change the world.

The duo have grown the charity into a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity.

“The Young Caymanian Leadership Awards programme supports youth who drive change and serve as leaders in their local communities” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE.

“As an organization that empowers youth to better the world, WE is honoured to work with YCLA to provide young people with the tools and opportunity to create meaningful impact in their communities and beyond,” he added.

The award ceremony which is held annually to recognise outstanding young leaders who serve as role models for the youth of Cayman will be held on November 4 at the Kimpton Seafire.

 

The YCLA 2017 Finalists

            Alice Ramos

            Faith Gealey

            Matt Brown

            Stacie Sybersma

            Yentel McGaw